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CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
should point out energy is very strong today. that, of course, has been one of the leaders for stocks this year. they are powering the market higher as well today with the dow just off the highs, up 86 points. the nasdaq's up 12 points right now at 3148. the s&p is up 10-plus points right now at 1461. maria. >> all right, bill. the minutes from the federal reserve september policy meeting today out shedding little new light on the fed's future plans, but of course tomorrow's september jobs report will off more clues about the health of the economy. we're going to get some thoughts about what to expect out of the jobs numbers and from this rally. >> everybody is on board. steve, how about some of the hits, runs, and errors from those feds minutes? it didn't move the markets to any great degree today. >> i think we knew where people stood. the voting members are more or less in favor of the policy that came out, which was the one, the open-ended quantitative easing. the non-voters, there are more objections there. that's where more of the hawks are in the current rotation of the fomc. i
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm EDT
off. we've had a good rally led by energy for most of this day. >> is the latest gdp report a major red flag that investors should not ignore? we'll be talking with the st. louis federal reserve. that's an exclusive interview later this hour. also, don't miss my exclusive with john thain in the next hour. let's look at where we stand as we enter the final stretch. as i mentioned, the market had been up about 100 points earlier. we're very shy of the highs of the day. financials doing well. bank of america one of those dow components. jpmorgan as well. check the s&p 500. here's a look. again, that is the highest of the day. just shy of it, actually. up 14.5 points. better than 1%. we mentioned that gdp data. let's not forget we also had a dismal report on durable goods orders, once again showing weakness in this economy. investors not worried about these numbers today. >> we got decent news out of europe and china this morning. either way, we're asking if investors should think twice before buying into this kind of a rally based on what the u.s. economy is telling us right now. let's
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
think he's right on. i think she's a good choice for yahoo!. she's got a lot of energy, a lot of experience. you know, during my tenure, we had talked about personalization, of course mobile, you know, getting more engage ed users. i think she's right on the mark. she's a great gal. >> and the company recently sold its stake in ally baba, returned the cash to shareholders. was that a good move? under your tenure, the relationship was a bit strained, right? >> well, that was a little bit overblown, but we were actually working a long time to figure out the valuation and how to do this, at one time we had hoped, tax free. i'm very proud of the team, including my ex-cfo. they really put together a good plan with alibaba. which ever way they do it, probably share buy back, i actually have no idea, that's good for the shareholders. >> you know, it seems to me that it's a real crux or sort of a dilemma that you face when you're in technology and sort of a proponent of, you know, information flow across the world and dealing with a government that withholds information. how do you balan
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. >>> certainly it was a solid third quarter for the stock market, but then you look at energy prices and how they fared. that's a different story. >> yeah, you know, if you look at oil prices here, crude prices are still down today, but what a quarter it has been. all the worries about the tensions between iran and israel with those iran sanctions going into effect at the beginning of this quarter also helping to boost. the big story this quarter, and certainly today, has been gasoline. despite the fact that normally we see prices starting to come down during this quarter, they have actually ratcheted up the best quarter we've seen in years. today we had a huge explosive short move at the end of the day, maria, that really, really punctuated the problems we're seeing with all these refinery problems and shortages on the east coast with gasoline. >> all right, bertha. thank you so much. forget the tablet wars, how about the wine wars? "the wall street journal" today reporting that amazon is planning to enter the wine business. oddly, this pits amazon against retail giant costco, which currently se
CNBC
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm EDT
opportunity on energy? do you look at energy stocks? how do you want to play it? >> there's lots of ways to play the game. you can buy big oil. you can buy the pipelines, buy the drillers, buy etfs. buy something. the bottom line is america's going to have to take the lead in turning this ball game around. then you'll see what happens in the rest of the world. >> david, this weakness does have your attention. it's affected the way you trade this market, yes? >> i think more and more, bill, europe is slowing more than expected. china's not going to grow 7%. it's more likely to grow 5%. the u.s. is growing at 2% and probably 1.5% in the first half of next year. yet, the s&p 500 is like this heavyweight champion. it keeps absorbing body blows after body blows. up better than 16% total return this year. as much as i dislike china and europe slowing, i think you want to be a net buying with the simple caution we're due for a 5% correction probably between now and early 2013. if you get that, you have to be a net buyer because companies are still on average doing much better than expected. the on
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
points, two-thirds of 1%. when you look at today's sector leaders, it's energy, financials, health care. all posting sharp gains at this hour. of course, the energy and materials sector were really the pressured sectors going quarter. bill? >> combination of risk on/risk off seconders that are doing well today. no clear direction from that standpoint. we're wondering whether today's market action is a sign of what's to come for the quarter. you saw the statistic earlier that said on average when you have a positive first day of the fourth quarter the dow is up 4% for the quarter. so what's to come this quarter? deborah of "the street" says she feels the market is destined to go higher and points out $22 billion came flooding out of equity mutual funds in the month of august, alone. show she feels that money is going to come flowing back for the investors who feel they missed out on the action, marie w ya. >> is deborah right? could we have this market meltup continue? cnbc contributor abigail doolittle suggests taking money off the table in the face of these gains. deborah, let me
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
weak energy was. down a percent as a group today. materials also lower. i want to show you this chart. this is from spoke investment group. since the market peaked in mid-september, they took a look at market trading in the s&p on an hour-by-hour basis. this is a typical trading chart since mid-september on a daily basis. we've had a little stutter step in the morning. then you get a small rally, sideways action, then the real selloff comes in the hour. their conclusion is that the so-called smart money, the hedge funds, private equity and so forth is where this is coming in and selling at end whereas the so-called, pardon the expression, dumb money has been coming in in the morning. warren myers, do you buy that notion? do you see that trade flow here at the new york stock exchange. >> we do see that to a bit. i would equate that to what's happening in europe. the global impact is so great that we watch the opening here. europe is still active. we follow them. if they happen to be up, we follow them. once europe closes, the only thing we have to be concerned about is what's going to
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 3:00pm EDT
they hurting? liz: not at all. >> overtime if they do it right it can make energy oil independent. liz: an annual low rate from the previous 1.7%. from your perspective, what do we need to do to figure out this problem of growth? >> first of all, why is it they always have to revise lower? we need to, in my view, the burden the small and large businesses from the uncertainty they have right now. on this fiscal cliff. look at the sequestration, all the disasters that lie ahead. leof course we have a dysfunctional government, you want to blame republicans, democrats, it is dysfunctional. the business person out there, going to have to hire an accountant to handle obamacare and the new regulations coming down? or are you going to hire additional people? we have to give them an environment of certainty, and that means among other things a tax code with two deductions, home loan and charitable deductions and the rest of it you do away with. have you met an american but when support that simplification of the tax code? liz: i met a lot of lobbyists but wouldn't. but they quickly get your tho
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
got a wonderful energy practice. we're going a lot of things. our mantra is we want to find our clients yield, growth, and inflation hedging. we're doing that across our real assets. energy, infrastructure, real estate, and that's something we're very well prepared to do and we've been able to partner with our clients and put a fair amount of capital in that space. i think that will continue to be a big area for the firm. >> what about technology? you know, larry ellison yesterday talking about growth from the cloud. that's obviously one of the themes within tech. what where are you seeing nunt tech? >> technology in the u.s. is 15% of our market cap. it's 3% in europe. it's a core competency in the u.s. what i think is happening right now is remember in 1998 the world turned down, but it was asia that was in trouble. the central banks put liquidity in and technology did well, particularly growth stocks. my view right now is instead of asia being in trouble, it's europe, but people are going to migrate towards some of the good growth stocks. you've seen that in names, you know,
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
higher by 3% or many this quarter with energy leading the way followed by tech, consumer discretionary and financials. some of the risk on you could see in those groups. with the energy sector the best performing stocks we saw, cameron international. one of the standout weak links in the sector, alpha natural resources, down about 25%. meantime, tech, the second best performer up about 7%. some really big movers here we saw. first, computer sciences. google, western digital. these were seeing 30% to nearly 50% moves. on the downside, we saw amd having a 41% drop for the quarter. to give you a little bit of perspective on that competitor, intel down only about 14%. finally, the utilities was the worst performing sector this quarter. the only one up today. aes first energy was a lagger. it wasn't all bad news. nrg energy and american electric power were higher, as you can see there. a lit of a mix. when all is said and done, not a bad quarter, given both the domestic and international environments, the uncertainty we've seen, the election is coming. we did well for the third quarter. >>
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, the strongest sector is the energy sector. with all the fracking going on, anything related to fracking. we have rail cars that carry sand. you can't get them. they're very, very valuable right now. any type of car that really isn't associated with the energy sector. that's one of the hottest sectors right now. >> an look where oil is. that makes sense with the momentum there. >> retailers, it's more mixed. some of the retailers are doing okay. some of them are not. it's much more of a mixed picture. >> the international story, is that part of their business? or is this largely a domestic set of companies we're looking at? >> no, these companies are primarily domestic. most of their business is in the u.s. more than half of their employees are here in the u.s. this is primarily a u.s. base. >> given your background, you were there at those meetings at the federal reserve during the financial crisis. how does it feel to you today versus where we were in 2008? >> well, it's much, much better. 2008 was an incredibly difficult time, certainly the worst period of time in my career.
CNBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
that the transportations are sliding. they're slowing demand for energy out there. not only here, but in the world. so i'm just hoping that the stocks can hold on to their gains by keying off better housing numbers, which won't help oil but could certainly add to equities. i think the equities are going to have a hard time ignoring what the oil seems to be signaling. >> all right. we'll leave it there. thanks for your insight. leave it here. we have more on the oil slide on this busy wednesday edition of the "closing bell." >>> oil continues its slide but boone pickens says that's all the more reason to focus on natural gas. we'll find out why he thinks that's the way of the future and the auto industry. >>> then, he wants to know why no one on wall street is in handcuffs yet over the financial crisis. find out exactly which ceos he blames and what he says the department of justice needs to do right now to punish them. >>> plus, home builders are soaring but short sellers are hot on their trail. we're bringing in experts to look at the state of the recovery and which side of the
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
america energy independent so we can create those jobs. >> if you're bullish on coal, you're going to like this. take a look at how we performed today in the sector. arch coal up almost 8%. alpha natural up almost 7%. utility stocks also higher. wells fargo saying this is a sector that could do well under a romney administration. we have con ed up about 1%. on the flip side, hospital stocks didn't do so well. a romney win doesn't bode as well for obamacare, and hence big hospital stocks fell. you can see here one of the biggest losers in the session. it was a good start for mitt romney, but it is still early. there are two more presidential and one vice presidential debate to go as the campaign heads into the final month before the election. maria, back to you. >> all right, court. thanks so much. so what the rally today really in response to that positive showing by governor romney, or is there something else at work here? joining us right now to talk about it. good to see you all. thanks so much for joining us. michael, what do you think was behind today's moves? >> i think it was r
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
we've been looking at and have bought some stocks in are the energy area and the industrials area recently. >> were you going to just jump in? sorry about that. >> yeah, i was going to ask -- peter was talking about looking for a pullback. i think a lot of people are looking for the pullback. that's the tough part. if everyone is looking for the pullback, it may not come or when we want it. it could be put off for quite a ways. >> that's a good point. what about that? you don't want to fight the fed, right? >> yeah, i guess not, but i think the market is kind of at least at a stalemate with the fed here. if you look back to when qe 3 was announced, we're just about even, maybe a little bit higher. i think that, to me, is a big warning sign that, you know, how long is it going to be? what point does the market become qe resistant? we're testing that thesis right now. i'm looking at some of the other factors. i'm looking at insider selling right now which is about 11 times higher than insider buying during september. so somebody out there is getting scared. i think that's a lot of t
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
slowing demand. the impact of china and drop in oil prices making the energy sector the worst performing sector today. oil settling down by $3.75. i am here filling in for liz claman because liz claman is in cleveland, of ohio. her old stomping ground as part of the open for business series and liz will talk to business leaders to find out how the city turned itself around. we want to know. give us a preview. liz: is part of our fox business series open for business. how could cleveland not be? this is the place. i just landed and got to the ritz hotel and saw jimmy page in the elevator. i am kidding but this is the home of rock-and-roll. it is where the term rock-and-roll was coined but also where the traffic light was invented and the alkaline battery and a gas mask and electric light system. so much industry began here and so much is happening here. wait till you see what we are going to do the next two days. starting tomorrow through friday cleveland opened for business. we have got everybody in coming including we like to say he is a little bit country rock and roll. the
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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FOX Business
Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
in to fix things. mike is back in a couple of minutes. two energy place he likes right now. who among you will be spending more this holiday season. i know my floor crew will be getting me a great presence. retail sales should rise about 4.1% this holiday season. that is actually slower growth in the past few years. a fox business exclusive with arthur martinez. former chairman and ceo of sears during the glory years has been 2000. he is in the chair. he is the chairman of hsn also. we will get what he really thinks about how sears is being run right now. stay tuned. ♪ ♪ liz: power mover of the hour is kraft food group. the ceo rang the opening bell at the nasdaq stock market. the spinoff of crap -- kraft food. and i'll move up about 2%. moving down about .5%. regaining the highs of what we have seen for the past month. a look at what else is moving the market, we can take a look at that dow jones industrials. microsoft up for pennies. this after being overtaken by google. not a bad day for google. let's go to standards that at the cme and nicole petallides at the new york s
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
were in the energy sector. take a look at natural gas prices jumping 5 president on the session. weather in the midwest, we're starting to see temperatures cool down, and heating demand is picking up, so matchal gas prices up 5%, hitting a ten-month high today. we're also seeing shrinking supply of some of those meat products, hogs, live cattle, these were some of the best performers today on the cme. by the way, the usda showing that wholesale pork prices rose more than 3% just last week. take note because that's when the consumer starts to see those higher prices. and your worst performers down here today, wheat and soybeans. you saw an active trading pit just a few minutes ago, five out of the last six sessions wheat prices we have seen go down. there's been rainfall in the mid and, guess what? it's time to be planting those winter wheat crops, and can it's pretty good conditions, so prices have been going down. those are your biggest movers on the cme, back to you. ashley: the hogs are up, what i like to hear. sandra, thank you so much. let's shake it up with the team breaki
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
wind or how the energy is created. they ignore that. that's handled by the electric service provider. they don't have to make huge investments in creating more electricity. it's all done as a service. computing is now being offered for the first time, if you will, over the last few years as a service in the cloud. it means the consumers don't have to get bogged down with the complexity of computing. they don't have to make a huge capital investment. they just plug n run their applications. >> tell me about the world today. there's a concern that things are slowing, not just at oracle, but throughout business because of the global slowdown. that's what we saw in the latest earnings release that you reported. and there's a change in terms of data. data has changed. and you've got to keep up with this changing data coming from all sorts of mobile devices, et cete cetera. tell me about business right now around the world. what are you seeing? >> actually, our business is fairly good. i know in reported u.s. dollars, our revenue dropped slightly, a couple of percent. that's reall
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